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By The Siberian Times reporter
07 August 2017

Maria Alekhina and Olga Borisova held for stunt in Yakutsk challenging imprisonment of 'terrorist group' founder Oleg Sentsov.

Filmmaker and writer Setnsov was found guilty in founding a terrorist group, organising two terrorist acts in the Crimea and preparing for two more, as well as illegal usage of guns and explosives

The pair were taken to a police station in Yakutsk on suspicion of organising an illegal public protest close to the penal colony where Sentsov is held. 

They held a large sign saying in English: 'Free Sentsov'.

Alekhina said on her Facebook page: 'Yakutsk, Russia's Republic of Sakha, a bridge across the Lake of Saysary. The penal colony No. 1, where Oleg Sentsov is held, is twenty minutes, seven and a half kilometres from here. 

'We used a linen canvas and pink spray paint to make a banner and placed it on the bridge so that the passers-by and residents of houses across the street could see it.'

Pussy Riot political protest duo detained in Siberia


Pussy Riot political protest duo detained in Siberia
Oleg Sentsov and - below - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina


Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by Russian special services in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of "plotting terrorist attacks".

They were sentenced respectively to 20 years and 10 years imprisonment.

Filmmaker and writer Setnsov was found guilty in founding a terrorist group, organising two terrorist acts in the Crimea and preparing for two more, as well as illegal usage of guns and explosives.

TV Rain reported that Oleg Sentsov had complained on torture in jail. He also claimed to have undergone 'a trial of occupants' which 'genuinely cannot be fair'.

Pussy Riot political protest duo detained in Siberia


Pussy Riot political protest duo detained in Siberia

Pussy Riot political protest duo detained in Siberia

Maria Alekhina and Olga Borisova (pictured) held for stunt and waiting for trial in Yakutsk 


Alekhina, 29, was one of three members of punk protest group Pussy Riot convicted in 2012 of 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred' for a protest in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

She was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Also convicted were Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 27,  and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 34.

Comments (6)

Yes, Andres, you are totally right. These trash are on the payroll of some banksters-supported NGO that works against the common people of Russia and any other non-puppet state for that matter.
George, Canada
30/08/2017 05:49
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Quote: 'We used ... so that the passers-by and residents of houses across the street could see it.' --- In English and using Latin alphabets? Or was it a demonstration of skill for western fund raisers?
Jorma Myyryläinen, Espoo, Finland
10/08/2017 18:35
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Hip, Hip, Hooray, to "Pussy Riot".


Down with "You know who"?!
Jaker, Dundalk
10/08/2017 03:39
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I remember those 'pussy riot' came to Mexico several years ago in just another western campaign made to attack and discredit Russia as a country, the simulation resulted ridiculous at that time. Sure they are in the payroll of some US puppet.
Andres Suarez, Cancun, Mexico
09/08/2017 04:55
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I am against capital punishment but criminals should be punished according to the law - terrorists in particular should have severe sentences.
William McLean, Copenhagen,
08/08/2017 22:33
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execute them, they are trash anyway
David Finklestein, New York City, New York
08/08/2017 19:30
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